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From Michael McGrady <>
Subject Re: Porter Stemmer
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:11:04 GMT
For those interested:

At 11:25 AM 2/24/2004, you wrote:
>On Feb 24, 2004, at 12:33 PM, Michael McGrady wrote:
>>This conversation is a mystery to me.  Is there some different Porter 
>>stemmer than the one available in the Lucene source code?
>Yes.  As mentioned, the snowball analyzer family lives in the sandbox.
>The CVS repository is jakarta-lucene-sandbox - look under 
>contributions/snowball for more details.  Dr. Porter's website contains 
>details on why he developed snowball over the original Porter stemmer.
>         Erik
>>At 09:03 AM 2/24/2004, you wrote:
>>>On Feb 24, 2004, at 10:03 AM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>>>>Is there any reason why the PorterStemmer can't be made public?  I know 
>>>>several people have submitted this patch, both separately and as part 
>>>>of other patches.  I, for one, am using it in other places as part of 
>>>>my overall search solution and I bet others are as well.
>>>>I guess I could understand if all stemmers were that way, but the 
>>>>GermanStemmer is publicly available, so it doesn't seem to be consistent.
>>>>Just wondering...
>>>I think we can make it public.  But an alternative is to use the 
>>>snowball code in the sandbox, which has a public PorterStemmer.
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